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Cloud Bigtable

HBase-compatible, enterprise-grade NoSQL database service with single-digit millisecond latency, limitless scale, and 99.999% availability for large analytical and operational workloads.

New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Bigtable.

  • Build responsive applications with consistent, single-digit millisecond latency

  • Seamlessly scale to match your storage and throughput needs; no downtime during reconfiguration

  • Easily migrate from Apache HBase to Bigtable with no-downtime, live migrations

  • Ideal for use cases such as personalization, fraud detection, real-time analytics, and IoT

  • Ensure high availability with multi-primary replication in up to 8 regions


Fast and performant

Use Cloud Bigtable as the storage engine that grows with you from your first gigabyte to petabyte-scale for low-latency applications as well as high-throughput data processing and analytics.

Seamless scaling and replication

Start with a single node per cluster, and scale to hundreds of nodes dynamically supporting peak demand at low latency. Replication also adds high availability and workload isolation for live serving apps.

Open and integrated

Easily connect to the open source ecosystem with the Apache HBase API. Build data-driven applications faster with seamless integrations with Hadoop, Dataflow, Dataproc, and BigQuery.

Key features

Key features

High throughput and low latency at any scale

Bigtable is a key-value and wide-column store, ideal for fast access to very large amounts of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data with high read and write throughput. Bigtable powers many core Google services such as YouTube, Google Analytics, Search, Ads, Drive, and Maps.

Cluster resizing without downtime

Scale seamlessly from thousands to millions of reads/writes per second. Bigtable throughput can be dynamically adjusted by adding or removing cluster nodes—all without any downtime. Bigtable can also autoscale your cluster based on changes in demand so that you can maintain great performance in the most cost-effective way.

Flexible, automated replication to optimize any workload

Write data once and automatically replicate where needed with eventual consistency—giving you control for high availability and isolation of read and write workloads. No manual steps needed to ensure consistency, repair data, or synchronize writes and deletes. Benefit from a high availability SLA of 99.999% for instances with multi-cluster routing across 3 or more regions (99.9% for single-cluster instances).

Easy migrations from Apache HBase and Cassandra to Bigtable

Live migrations enable faster and simpler migrations from HBase to Bigtable by ensuring accurate data migration, reducing migration effort, and providing a better overall developer experience. HBase Bigtable Replication Library allows for no-downtime live migrations, Import Tool easily loads HBase snapshots into Bigtable, and Validation Tool ensures accurate data migration. Dataflow templates simplify migrations from Cassandra to Bigtable. 

Enterprise-grade security and controls

Customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) with External Key Manager support, IAM integration for access and controls, support for VPC-SC, and comprehensive audit logging help ensure your data is protected and complies with regulations.